Lakes Course at Genoa Lakes Golf Club
The Genoa Lakes Golf Club's Lakes Course brings water into Lake Tahoe-Reno golf. It's found on 14 of the 18 hole on the Lakes Course and it's not always nice tame water of staid old country clubs either. Sometimes you'll be shooting over near swamps with tall gnarly grasses poking out of them. That's the Lakes Course.
It's one of the more natural settings in an area known for its nature settings. You'll see cows along the border of the course - and birds will come flying up that you probably can't identify.
Lakes Course is a Peter Jacobsen and John Harbottle III design with rolling fairways, some tight shot openings and good views. It's 7,359 yards of golf with the Carson River and wetlands riding shotgun. It's located in Carson Valley, an often forgotten town, that's right inbetween the big gaming spots of Reno and Lake Tahoe. That makes Genoa Lakes Golf Club a pretty easy course to get to from most of the popular areas in the High Sierras.
|Blue (W)||72||6050 yards||73.4||133|
|Forward (W)||72||5057 yards||68.1||122|
|Gold M: 74.6/133||432||553||477||371||415||217||474||185||577||3701||457||360||174||652||232||379||414||541||449||3658||7359|
|Green M: 71.2/130||403||518||419||337||393||165||445||160||544||3384||436||329||149||589||215||351||400||480||441||3390||6774|
|Blue M: 67.3/120 W: 73.4/133||373||489||349||329||340||139||394||146||508||3067||368||282||132||564||185||315||317||466||354||2983||6050|
|Forward M: 62.8/103 W: 68.1/122||288||434||289||299||268||111||286||110||450||2535||309||236||103||517||127||229||297||401||303||2522||5057|
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Available FacilitiesClubhouse, Banquet Facilities
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pro shop Photo submitted by JasonDeeganGA on 06/12/2019
clock Photo submitted by JasonDeeganGA on 06/12/2019
view from the restaurant balcony Photo submitted by JasonDeeganGA on 06/12/2019
Beautiful course Photo submitted by JoelRichardKnight on 05/19/2019
Dry fairways Photo submitted by copz1998 on 08/01/2017
Nice views Photo submitted by copz1998 on 08/01/2017
Par 3s played well Photo submitted by copz1998 on 08/01/2017
Greens were well maintained Photo submitted by copz1998 on 08/01/2017
Several nice views of the mountains from the greens Photo submitted by copz1998 on 08/01/2017
Genoa Lakes Course
Beautiful day on a beautiful course. Lush green fairways groomed bunkers and nice greens.
Great course and the weather was perfect.
A nice combination of obstacles and openness for golfers of all skill levels to enjoy
We played this course a few years ago and returned given our 5-star experience last time. And given the pandemic, sadly this course was overly busy and every tee time was booked. That said, we completed our round in 4 hours on the nose, were greeted several times by a friendly cart lady that did her best to make it the most enjoyable experience ever, and the flags were in reasonable places on the green. The golf Gods did visit us and added to the excitement by cranking up variable winds on the back 9, without question, 25 to 30 knots! My hat is off to the grounds keeper who did an amazing job keeping the course in top form. Well done to the staff!
Genoa Lakes-Lakes course is a great course. While some thought the course was only in fair condition, we found it to be great.
Even the incredibly smoky air (AQI 0f 165) did not deter from a great afternoon.
Best course in Reno/Carson area
This course is absolutely magnificient!! The layout is great. The setting is not only beautiful but peaceful as well.
We will be back!!!!
I was told that the greens would be plugged 2 weeks after we played. They still had not healed from the last time they were plugged. Many greens were were terrible to put on, especially short puts. Otherwise, the course is great.
The greens had just been sanded. They normally include range ball but GolfNow customers required to pay.
Course was in great shape, however the greens had been punched and sanded. Usually not a big problem, but these were horrible, sand was more like small gravel. Not even possible to actually putt. I will have try this course again when the greens are healthy. Could use a marshal as too many foursomes partying more than playing golf.
Genoas Lakes after aerating greens
The greens were not in playable shape. The greens had been aerated and sanded 5 days before, as stated =by the person I checked in with. I wouldn't have known that until I got out on the course had I not asked if any work had been done recently. The sand on the greens was very course, the greens had been dragged but there was still a LOT of sand on top of the grass. That made putting VERY challenging/difficult. Rest of the course was in great shape, although the bunkers were a bit firm.
A Warning Would have Been Nice
We played Ranch last month and it was nice. The Lake is even better. However, it. would haven nice o know that the greens. Had recently be punched and sanded with very coarse sand.
Other than that enjoyed the course. Watch out for the water .
Marysville native, first time there. From the clubhouse to the 18th hole absolutely great! Staff was very courteous and informative. Course conditions 10 out of 10!! Tee boxes were solid and not chewed up, fairways smooth, no divots, and the the biggest fringe arson’s the green was fun!! No potholes left from others,. Extremely well kept from box to pin!! Will be back to visit again for sure, highly recommended this course!! Thank for your hospitality!!!!
Nice course in good condition
First time playing the Lakes course, I played the Ranch course 2 days ago. This course is obviously flatter, more water, and 300 yards shorter (from the blue tees) than the Ranch course. The biggest difference is the quality and condition of the greens. The Lakes course greens were perfect, with consistent conditions for all 18 holes. Both courses are fun to play and offer different challenges. The Lakes course has a larger clubhouse, pro shop, bar, etc. The staff at both places were great!! Have fun.
Need to play this course a few times in order to figure out where to hit your tee shot.
Some fairways are blocked by trees and small ponds, but good overall!
Wow what a great course. Definitely a must play. I will be back for sure.